Ralph and Janet Stricker, St. Clair, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 18, 2017. Mr. Stricker and the former Miss Shofner were united in marriage Nov. 18, 1967, at St. John United Church of Christ in St. Clair. The Rev. Raymond Klasing officiated at the ceremony.

Erik and Leigh (Fuszner) Howard, Pacific, announce the birth of a son, Easton Kenneth Howard. Born Aug. 8, 2017, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, he weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long.

Emily Orrell and Elzie Stogsdill were united in marriage Sept. 9, 2017, at the Vineyard at Riverbend Chapel, Washington. Minister Pam Ray officiated at the outdoor evening ceremony.

Linda Beaver and Andy Beaver, both of the Carthage area, announce the engagement of their daughter, Magen Beaver, Joplin, to Andy Hogenmiller, Joplin, son of Leo and Lisa Hogenmiller, Washington.

Stephen and Kay Beckmann, Sullivan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Beckmann, Washington, to Scott Justin Price, Washington, son of Kenneth Price, Bourbon, and Rebecca Price, Union.

Todd and Jane Struttmann, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Maria Clare Struttmann, Washington, to Kyle Douglas Riegel, Washington, son of Doug and Ruth Riegel, Washington.

Michael and Karen (Schmitt) Betz, Villa Ridge, announce the birth of a son, Kydan Colter Betz. Born Oct. 27, 2017, at St. Clare Hospital, Fenton, he weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces.

Jeffrey and Candice Krafft, Washington, announce the birth of a son, James Everett Krafft. Born Oct. 26, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces.

Olivia Bacott and Todd Reiker were united in marriage Aug. 19, 2017, at Tea Lakes in Rosebud. Julie Farr Garland officiated at the 2:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony.

Mike and Julie (Frankenberg) Brinker, Marthasville, announce the birth of a son, Blake Michael Brinker. Born Oct. 16, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces.

Skylar Crum and Jacob Johnson, Leslie, announce the birth of a daughter, Macie Ella Johnson. Born Oct. 23, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Jeremy and Tania (Kiekhafer) Hunter, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Hannah Rose Hunter. Born Aug. 3, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces.

John and Alisha (Theissen) Longsdon, Marthasville, announce the birth of a son, Ryder William Longsdon. Born Oct. 12, 2017, in Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

Tabetha Korman and Duane McNail, Beaufort, announce the birth of a daughter, Magnolia Rose McNail. Born Oct. 6, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce.

CC Rodriguez and Dusty Alderks were united in marriage Sept. 30, 2017, at St. Vincent Parish, Dutzow. The Rev. Terry J. Borgerding officiated at the ceremony.

Bill and Mary Baucom celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Mr. Baucom and the former Miss Buhr were united in marriage Oct. 21, 1967, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Washington. The Rev. Gerald Rehagen officiated at the ceremony.

David and Angela Wieda, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kalee Wieda, Union, to Daniel Cody Krupinski, Union, son of Daniel Krupinski, Wildwood, and Lisa and Jason Wilson, Dittmer.

Sydney Nicole Porter and Jacob Joe Villalobos announce the birth of a son, Oliver Lee Villalobos. Born Oct. 16, 2017, at 3:12 p.m., which happens to be his mother’s birthday, Oliver weighed 7.8 pounds and was 20.5 inches long.

Nick and Erika Kluesner, Marthasville, announce the birth of a daughter, Luella Gayle Kluesner. Born Oct. 3, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces.

Donald and Lucille Piontek, Washington, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 14, with a special Mass at St. Francis Borgia Church and a family dinner at Hagie’s in Union.

Cindy (Duffer) and Nathan Flagg, Union, announce the birth of a son, Logan Howard Joseph Flagg. Born Sept. 19, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces.

Matthew and Rebecca Derr Feltmann, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Josephine Joy Feltmann. Born July 29, 2017, at Mercy Birthing Center Midwifery Care, St. Louis, she weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.

Samantha Zumsteg and Joshua Wissmann were united in marriage May 27, 2017, at St. Francis Borgia Church, Washington. Father Joe Wormek officiated at the ceremony.

Alta and Earlwood Towne, Villa Ridge, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 4, 2017. They were married at Kingshighway Baptist Church, St. Louis, Oct. 4, 1957.

Matthew and Tracy Bacott, Union, announce the birth of a son, Lucas Alexander Bacott. Born Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 21 1/2 inches long.

Eric and Anglea (Redhage) Nance, Washington, announce the birth of their second son, Lucas Jonathan Nance. Born June 6, 2017, at 12:44 p.m. at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, he weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 21.75 inches long.

Stefan and Julie (Taylor) Rechtlich, University City, announce the birth of a daughter, Magnolia (Maggie) Grace Rechtlich, born June 1, 2017, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Creve Coeur.

Kyle and Erica Wolfe, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Arden Rose Wolfe. Born Aug. 25, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, she weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. Arden joins three brothers, Hayden, 10, Greysen, 5, and Dawson, 2.

Phillip and Felicia (Skaggs) Lehr, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Liam Michel Lehr. Born Sept. 8, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

Danny and Laura Hillerman, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Beth Anne Hillerman, Washington, to Andrew Nicholas Cunningham, Washington, son of Darrell and Karen Cunningham, Washington.

Brett and Elise Scott, Chicago, Ill., announce the birth of a daughter, Isla Jane Scott. Born Sept. 1, 2017, at Rush Medical Center, Chicago, Ill., she weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 1/2 inches long.

Rachel Holdmeier and Jacob Allender were united in marriage Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Washington. Father James Theby officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Keshan Moore and Justin Vogt were united in marriage July 8, 2017, at St. Gertrude Church, Krakow. Father Phil Krill officiated at the ceremony.

Jared and Jessica (Zeitzmann) Monroig, Marthasville, announce the birth of a daughter, Kinsley Elizabeth Monroig. Born Aug. 14, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 10 pounds, 8 ounces.

Marvin and Amy Hinnah, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Evelyn Grace Hinnah. Born Sept. 4, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, she weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 17.25 inches long.

Dr. Amelia Elizabeth Frank and Bryan Keith Goers were united in marriage Aug. 6, 2017, at Les Bourgeois Vineyard, Rocheport. Peter Scherf, bride’s friend, officiated at the ceremony.

Albert and Carol Straatmann, Villa Ridge, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mr. Straatmann and the former Miss Wildt were united in the sacrament of holy matrimony May 6, 1967, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, Washington.

Shawn and Amanda Longsdon (Theissen), Washington, announce the birth of a son, Sawyer Arthur Longsdon. Born Aug. 21, 2017, at Mercy Hospital, Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.

Alexandra Littrell, Leslie, announces the birth of a daughter, Peyton Rose Littrell. Born May 16, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 9 pounds.

Joe Hutchinson and Misty Staub, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Elijah Matthew Hutchinson. Born March 6, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Brian and Beth (Zweifel) Hulsey, Hillsboro, announce the birth of a daughter, Brooklyn Elizabeth Hulsey. Born June 20, 2017, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, she weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

Jeffrey and Christine Robinson, Bland, announce the engagement of their daughter, Danyee Rae Robinson, Bland, to Ben Anward Barringhaus, Gerald, son of Kirk and Rhonda Barringhaus, Gerald.

Bob and Christine Strecker observed their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. The couple celebrated their golden anniversary at a reception for family and friends hosted by Nick and Elisha Strecker and Aaron and Sheila Strecker at Sarah’s on Central in Eureka.

Phil and Shantelle Overschmidt, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Overschmidt, Kansas City, to Chase Herrmann, Kansas City, son of John and Alison Herrmann, Stillman Valley, Ill.

Megan Peasel and Daniel Jones, New Haven, announce the birth of a son, Parker Alan Daniel Jones. Born July 11, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19.5 inches long.

Angela (Letson) Ray and Steven Ray, Union, announce the birth of a son, Jonah James Ray. Born Sept. 1, 2017, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, he weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces.

Rachel Christine Feldmann and Kristopher Paul were united in marriage April 22, 2017, at St. Gertrude Church, Krakow. The Rev. Kevin Schmittgens officiated at the ceremony.

Kristopher and Jenna (Ryan) Feldmann, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Audrey Christine Feldmann. Born June 7, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces.

Jared and Jody (Pate) Gildehaus, Washington, announce the birth of twin sons, Emmett Orville Gildehaus and Austin Dale Gildehaus. Born Aug. 7, 2017, at Mercy Hospital St.Louis, Emmett weighed 6.5 pounds and Austin weighed 6.14 pounds.

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